Afridi expresses displeasure after umpire refuses to take cap

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KARACHI:

Pakistan

's flamboyant all-rounder

Shahid Afridi

is not pleased with the

International Cricket Council

(ICC) rule that bars umpires from taking caps from players during a match due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The former Pakistan captain, who is playing for Multan Sultans in the ongoing

Pakistan Super League

here, was not happy on Tuesday night when, during their match against

Peshawar Zalmi

, the umpires refused to take his cap when he came on to bowl.
"Dear ICC wondering why the umpires are not allowed to hold the bowler's cap even though they are in the same bubble as the players and management and even shake hands at the end of the game?" he tweeted on Wednesday.

Dear @ICC wondering why the umpires are not allowed to hold bowlers cap even though they are in the same bubble as… https://t.co/G4gIU3Nd2r

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) 1614150742000

Some other players in the

PSL

have also expressed surprise over the ICC rule which is being enforced because of the pandemic.

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